Brightline back on track, set to open Orlando station next week

Brightline reveals new train station at Orlando airport

Brightline has announced the opening date of its Orlando station after delaying its inaugural launch.

Customers will be able to travel from South Florida to Orlando on the high-speed rail beginning on Friday, Sept. 22.

Access to Brightline’s newest route was initially scheduled to begin at the beginning of September, but the company announced a delay in service and gave travelers rebooking options for later dates.

The highly anticipated route facilitates travel from Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach to Orlando.

In preparation for the route, Brightline put its high-speed trains through rigorous drills in Orange County earlier this year.

The trains reached their maximum speed of 130 miles per hour. That is a fraction faster than they will go with passengers onboard later this year.

Tickets for Smart service start at $79 and Premium seating pricing begins at $149. Children’s tickets are $39.

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